Legg Mason has a long history of supporting community efforts philanthropically through the Legg Mason Charitable Foundation.  We believe that investing in our communities is an important part of our corporate responsibility and that giving back  to the community is more than just good business.  Through our charitable giving, we invest in areas that promote community well-being- from reducing poverty, providing food and shelter, improving education, encouraging the arts, and more.  To us, philanthropy is a covenant between the company and the communities where we work and it is a consistent call to action:  to help make our communities strong and vibrant for all.

The largest focus area for the Legg Mason Charitable Foundation is Education, based on a long history of investing behind generations of future contributors to society.  Our other focus areas include support of Health and Human Services, Community Development, Arts and Culture, and the Environment.

Some examples of our current philanthropic programs include:

Big Brothers Big Sisters – Bigs in School Program
Washington Tennis and Education Foundation – Center for Excellence Program/Legg Mason Scholars
CollegeBound – General Support               

Health and Human Services
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure – General Support
Save the Children – China Earthquake Relief
International Red Cross – Ongoing Disaster Relief Services
United Way – General Support

Community Development/Affairs
YMCA – General Support
Living Classrooms – The Carmello Anthony Youth Development Center               

Arts and Culture
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra – Open Rehearsal Series
Enoch Pratt Library – General Support

Chesapeake Bay Foundation – General Support
The Nature Conservancy – General Support
Cleaner Greener Baltimore – General Support